We had a visit to Fontburn reservoir the other week its a pleasant enough run ,the entrance is on a bend and I think many people are under the impression you cannot go there or it is just for fishermen but not the case on the waters edge is a sizeable carpark and during the season the toilet block is open . A walk around to the South West over a path and boardwalk comes to a dead end the west end of the reservoir is a nature reserve but you can go out onto the open access land from here a path also runs around the North West edge but again comes to a dead end there was a lot of fishermen on this side so we opted for the south , Willow Warblers , Reed Buntings , Long-tailed Tits, Pied Wagtails and a Great Spotted woodpecker , the only birds on the water two Canada Geese and later some Sand Martins and a swallow crossed over , I have never seen much on the water here at any time why I don't know. A further stop nearby produced Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail , Siskins, Goldcrest and more Willow Warblers with 2-3 Buzzards around , There must be more in by now so I will have to have another run up but midweek this time !!
Stopped at Morpeth to look for the Toothwort most of the easy to see ones are now getting overgrown but many stalks/stems circled the trees